Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was pleasantly surprised by Under My Skin. It was a little slow at the beginning, but it quickly kicked into gear. Any book that has me screaming, laughing, crying or a combination of the three is a winner. Shawntelle Madison has created an interesting dystopian story that I fully enjoyed.
Tate Sullivan has dreams of getting her degree to help her family. She lives in a small town where life is hard. Like all sixteen year-olds, Tate is required to take the Water-bearer test. This test is to see who will be the next in line to serve the Guild, which is comprised of the rich, elite and governing officials. Who wouldn't want to be a part of the Guild? Tate is quickly thrust into a world she doesn't understand or want to be in. Can she find a way out before it is too late?
Tate was taught to value life and to help others. Her new life goes against everything she was taught. Can she stand tall or will she crumble under the pressure? I enjoyed reading Tate's transformation for the timid, self-conscious girl to a young lady who is willing to stand up for her self and others. This story had me on the edge of my seat. I am looking forward to see what happens next.
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